Aviation People on the Move 20 December 2022

Etihad Airways, Universal Avionics, Airbus, AFI KLM E&M, ASL Aviation, INFORM, Diplomat Freight Services

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SeoulEtihad names new CFO: Etihad Airways announced the appointment of Raffael Quintas as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Etihad, Quintas served as Chief Financial Officer at Infracommerce, the largest e-commerce enabler and solution provider in Latin America. He also previously held the Chief Financial Officer role at Portuguese flag carrier TAP Air Portugal and the Corporate Treasurer position at Brazilian airline Azul Linhas Aéreas, where he took on roles of increasing financial responsibility during a nine-year tenure. Quintas holds a degree in Business Administration from Fundação Getulio Vargas and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. “I am delighted to join the Etihad team, especially at such a pivotal moment. Etihad is one of the world’s most recognised and trusted aviation brands and I am excited to be part of the next chapter at Etihad as we continue to strengthen our financial position,” said Quintas. Quintas will be succeeding Adam Boukadida, who has left Etihad after nine years to pursue a new role.

Paul Rose joins Universal Avionics: Universal Avionics (UA) announced the appointment of Paul Rose to the U.S. sales team. Rose is based out of Melbourne, Florida, joining the company as Southeast U.S. Regional Sales Manager supporting customers and the Authorized Dealer and Integrator Network in that region. Rose is a United States Air Force Veteran with over 30 years of experience in the aviation industry. He held various leadership positions with Bombardier, EMS Satcom, Embraer, and Banyan Air Service, where he served corporate and military customers across North and South America. His background includes Engineering, STC Development, all facets of Technical Sales and Marketing, and a former DER position.  He has served on numerous Avionics and Maintenance advisory boards and is passionate about supporting the customer.

Tony Wood joins Airbus board: Following a decision by the Airbus Board of Directors, Tony Wood has joined the Board as a non-executive director with immediate effect, replacing Lord Paul Drayson who resigned. In accordance with the Board of Directors’ internal rules and the Company’s Articles of Association, Wood’s appointment as a non-executive director for a three-year mandate will be submitted for approval at the next Annual General Meeting of shareholders in April 2023. Wood has extensive experience of the aerospace industry and defence sector. He is currently a Member of the Board of National Grid plc, an energy transmission company operating in the UK and the US. “We are pleased to welcome Tony to our Board. He brings a wealth of global industry experience with him and we look forward to working closely together,” said Airbus Chairman René Obermann.

ASL Aviation Holdings names new ASL Airlines France MD: ASL Aviation Holdings has announced the appointment of Eric Vincent as Managing Director, ASL Airlines France. He will take up his position immediately. “This is an excellent appointment, and we are delighted that Eric will take up the reins at ASL Airlines France,” said ASL Aviation Holdings Chief Executive, Dave Andrew. “He will bring his many talents and his own flair and fresh thinking to the airline, while also benefiting from the legacy of quality and service that he helped to create during his years leading the commercial team at ASL Airlines France.” Vincent has been Director of Sales and Programme in ASL Airlines France, and a member of the airline’s Executive Management Team since 2009. Since then, he has been responsible for the airline’s cargo and passenger sales and marketing, flight scheduling and sales administration. Having graduated from Reims Management School (now NEOMA Business School) in France and Middlesex University in the UK, he worked for La Poste Group in France before being seconded to the French postal service’s airline L’Aéropostale which subsequently became Europe Airpost and later ASL Airlines France. He went on to spend 10 years at GeoPost/DPDgroup where he was Managing Director of several GeoPost business units in Turkey, Romania, Bulgaria and Greece.

Diplomat Freight Services names cargo sales manager: Diplomat Freight Services Ltd (UK) is pleased to announce that Andriy Blagovisniy has joined the company as Project Cargo Sales Manager. Blagovisniy has worked in the aviation and air charter business on the transportation of oversized and super heavy cargoes for 24 years and has managed air shipments using the AN-124, AN-225, and AN-22 aircraft worldwide as Commercial Director, Antonov Airlines. “I have enjoyed delivering high-quality and effective solutions for the air transportation of the oversized project cargoes for many years,” he said. “In my new role at DFS I look forward to new meetings with customers and industry colleagues to implement new, interesting, and ambitious projects and develop this business for the company.”

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